Earlier this month (14-16 October 2019) Qualcomm held its 5G summit, a global gathering of operators, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), IHVs (independent hardware vendors) and ISVs (independent software vendors). Alongside the traditional players like Qualcomm, 5G network vendors, operators and device manufacturers, companies like players in the industrial (Bosch), energy (Enel) and retail (Walmart) spaces shared their views on how 5G might transform their businesses.
This insight summarizes the key themes we took from the event:
- The rapid development of the 5G ecosystem, compared with LTE;
- Early 5G use cases;
- The private network opportunity;
- Traction for C-V2X;
- Relative quiet on the Massive IoT front.